Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

Meal prepping & energy-efficient cooking

Meal Prepping: Energy-Efficient Cooking to Save You Time and Money

After a day spent juggling a hectic work schedule, family duties or both, many of us would love to save time cooking weeknight meals. Who wouldn’t want to have more free time with the family or just relaxing?

How to automate your home appliances that use the most energy

How to Automate Your Home Appliances That Use the Most Energy

Lowering your household’s electricity consumption has a positive impact on the environment as well as your monthly energy bill. The tricky part is figuring out what uses the most electricity in your home and controlling it.

How to reduce your home's water usage in the summertime

How to Reduce Your Home’s Water Usage in the Summertime

Like many natural resources, fresh, clean water is not in endless supply, even though it might seem that way. It’s always a good idea to use it with care to make sure we have enough.

How to properly load your dishwasher for energy efficiency

How to Properly Load Your Dishwasher for Energy Efficiency

To get your dishes clean, protect them from damage and save energy, it’s important to learn how to properly load your dishwasher. After all, these appliances are engineered to be used in a specific way.

Lesson Plan: Measuring Electricity Consumption

Lesson Plan: Measuring Electricity Consumption

This week’s lesson on electricity consumption builds upon the previous week’s lesson. However, topics will be re-introduced for newcomers!

Energy consumption of streaming services

Energy Consumption of Streaming Services

If your family is like most, streaming content has become commonplace in your household. You may even start to wonder what impact those streaming services have on your energy consumption.

Lesson Plan: Understanding Your Electricity Bill

Lesson Plan: Understanding Your Energy Bill

This week’s lesson will help families to understand and dissect their electricity bills and understand how smart meters, utility apps and utility website data can help inform household energy decisions. As this lesson focuses most on electricity, the text will revisit and review electricity text previously covered, but this time with a new angle and

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Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

This lesson aims to introduce students to solar energy. Energy from the sun plays a part in the use of nearly every other source of energy, from wind to biomass to yes – fossil fuels!

How much energy do game consoles really use?

How Much Energy Do Game Consoles Really Use?

Computer games have never been more popular. Two-thirds of Americans use PCs, consoles and streaming devices to play games.

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind Energy

Wind Energy Wind is moving air. If air is moving, work can be done!

How to save energy while you're self-isolating and working from home

How to Save Energy While You’re Self-Isolating & Working from Home

If you’re looking for ways to keep expenses manageable in this economy, it can be helpful to examine the energy impacts of self-isolating and working from home. The guidelines recommended by government agencies to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus affect energy consumption.

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